How to Protect iPhone Against App Thieves

The iPhone is one of the most expensive mobile phones on the market and the personal information it holds is highly valuable to thieves. A recent Wall Street Journal report reveals that hackers are monitoring users as they enter their passwords on the device, and are able to determine the code. This information can be used to reset the password on Apple ID and gain access to all of the user’s information stored in iCloud. Apple is said to be working on updates to thwart these techniques. In the meantime, there are many actions that everyone can take to safeguard their iPhone from app thieving.

Make sure you have a secure password. Make it as difficult to guess as it is regardless of whether you’re using Face ID, Touch ID or a numeric code with four numbers. This is the first step in stopping a burglar from accessing your iPhone and personal data.

Next, review all of the apps that have access to your location services, camera, and other features on your iPhone. If you find any suspicious behavior (for instance, an app asking for your camera or contact list), remove those permissions immediately. Finally, turn on two factor authentication in the Settings app as well as in any apps that support it. This will prevent a thief hacking into your iCloud and downloading your personal information from the cloud.

A trusted security app can provide a wide range of end-to-end safeguards for your iPhone. Mobile Security by Trend Micro, for instance, analyzes Internet activity to detect harmful websites, adware, as well as protects your iPhone against identity theft through social media platforms, such as Instagram. The app also safeguards your privacy, and has ad blocking capabilities for the most reliable protection. F-Secure’s SaFE is another great option for a safe iOS experience. It comes with a broad array of security options, including a private vault for up to 40 private photos and an alert for password breaches that will notify you whether your email password has been exposed.

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